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Bobby Riggs

AKA Robert Larimore Riggs

Born: 25-Feb-1918
Birthplace: Pasadena, CA
Died: 25-Oct-1995
Location of death: Encinitas, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate
Remains: Cremated, Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Tennis

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner of 1939 Wimbledon

Father: (preacher)
Brother: John
Brother: Luke
Sister: Mary Lee
Wife: Kay Fischer (div., two sons)
Wife: Priscilla Wheelan (m. 1952, div. 1971, m. 14-Feb-1991, d. 1995)
Son: Robert Jr.
Son: John
Son: Lawrence
Daughter: Dorothy
Son: William
Son: Jimmy (d., overdose)

    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1939
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's doubles) 1939
    Winner, Wimbledon (mixed doubles) 1939
    International Tennis Hall of Fame 1967
    Heart Bypass Operation quadruple (1993)
    Pied Boston cream, Hadley, MA (25-Oct-1978)

Author of books:
Tennis Is My Racket (1949)
Court Hustler (1973)



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